India to decide on Dreamliner grounding after Boeing report

NEW DELHI Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:40am GMT

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's airline regulator will decide on whether or not to ground national carrier Air India's Boeing Co Dreamliner jets after the U.S. company submits a report on the aircraft's safety, the regulator's head said on Wednesday.

Boeing is expected to submit a report on the Dreamliner by the end of Wednesday, Arun Mishra, Director General of Civil Aviation told reporters, after a series of incidents heightened safety concerns over the plane.

The Indian regulator has formed a team to work with Boeing to judge the safety of the aircraft, Mishra added.

(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)